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your help. we've got to win in virginia. i need your help to get veterans here. thank you so much. thank you! >> all right. we're watching mitt romney there in springfield, virginia. only 40 days until the election. president obama we're also watching for as well. he's also in virginia, expected to speak in virginia beach moments from now. you see the podium there. virginia, a very important swing state. 13 electoral votes in that state. the recent polls now showing that president obama is slightly, slightly ahead of romney in the state. the last cnn poll of polls for virginia, he was leading 50% to romney's 44%. you might recall back in 2008 president obama won virginia and became the first democrat since 1964, lyndon johnson to actually win that state and that was significant. i'll bring in jim acosta who is traveling with mitt romney. he's at the event talking a little bit about the message we heard from mitt romney. clearly it's important for him to reach the working class. that came in some of the comments he made regarding trade with china. what does he need to do? what does
today, the president was miles away, at a campaign rally in virginia beach, the white house said too busy to meet with israel's prime minister. their relationship has been tense, even frosty, an issue that mitt romney has tried to exploit. >> they have thrown israel under the bus. >> i have executed on my foreign policy, one that people largely agree with. so if governor mitt romney is suggesting we should start another war, he should say so. >>> tonight, hillary clinton is meeting with netanyahu, representing the president. it is still unclear how much of today's talk is aimed to do something talks have not achieved, get iran to negotiate >> all right, how close is iran to the point of no return? there is a big difference between american intelligence and israel's view, the u.s. feels there is at least a year, and no need to take action quickly. israel wants it to be quicker and for the u.s. to be involved. >>> meanwhile, on the campaign trail, the candidates were shadowing each other in a crucial swing state, this time, virginia, chief correspondent chuck todd has more. >> reporter
an event in springfield, virginia near the nation's capital. focusing on foreign affairs, but trade an energy. let's listen in. >> about two-thirds of the jobs created in america over the last 15 years were created by small business. i want small businesses to grow and be able to hire more people and, by the way, to pay higher wages. do you realize over the last four years the median income in america has dropped every single year? so not only are there 23 million people struggling to find a good job, and half our college kids not able to find work or work consistent with a college degree, but incoming are going down. at the same time food prices are up, electric prices are up. gasoline prices have doubled. these are tough times for the american people. and the answer to help the american people is to get small business growing again, hiring people again, raising wages again. i know how to do it. we're going to do that. and as the secretary said, my plans include pro growth tax policies, regulatory policies that encourage small business. by the way, i want to take this big cloud off
shoulder lane. talk about delays. usual suspects, i-95 in virginia. fairfax county parkway, heavy on the brakes in this area. delays start at lorton. pretty slow as you head to springfield parkway. let's head over to i-270, slow out of frederick. making your way southbound, pretty sluggish out of 109. those areas look fine right now, but it's starting to heat up as you make your way over to the end. back over to you. >>> police say they found nothing out of the ordinary after someone called in a bomb threat last night. officers focus their search on two daily parking garages. several flights were also delayed because passengers had to wait to board their flights. the airport's authority says no flights were evacuated because of the threat, but one traveler tells news 4 he and other passengers had to get off their plane, which was heading to chicago. >>> new this morning, montgomery county police searching for the person who stabbed a man on mills choice road. we're told the victim was stabbed several times in the chest and neck. he was taken to the hospital. his name and condition
, virginia. so for today, again, sunshine the first half of the day, but then a few clouds that are going to be making their way in a little later on. mostly clear, jacket cool, 47 to 56 degrees. by the noon hour today, lunchtime, nice, seasonable conditions. 67 to 70 degrees. the last two days have been running below average. today we're finally looking at conditions. forred today, 76 our high temperature, under partly sunny sky. we'll get a look at traffic right now. first 4 traffic with danella sealock. >> thank you very much. >>> we'll start with the rails. checking them for you. they're just opening so far with no delays. not seeing anything on the metro, marc, or vre. all are running on or close to schedule. over to the roadways, still pretty quiet. checking out things if you're traveling in prince george's county. nice and clear. no issues there. i'll give you a live look as you're making your commute northbound 5 at 301. not bad at all. the exit for 301 here. traveling northbound 5, you're clear from 301 all the way to the beltway. nothing to warn you about. eun, over to you. >>>
of the african american vote in virginia. we will also be joined by the editor in chief of the washington monthly to discuss a recent article in the magazine examining the consumer financial protection bureau. "washington journal" is next. ♪ host: this wednesday morning we would love to hear your take on foreign policy. specifically on what the governor -- former governor massachusetts, mitt romney, and president barack obama had said yesterday. specifically yesterday said -- specifically we want your general level confidence in each candidate on the area of foreign policy. here are the numbers to call. for democrats, 202-737-0001. for republicans, 202-737-0002. for independents, 202-628-0205. if you would like to take part in the program, there are different ways to do that.,an.o or e-mail at "the baltimore sun" encapsulate the speeches yesterday. they pointed out that president barack obama made an impassioned defense of the expression of freedom worldwide. mitt romney urged other nations to emulate the free economy and suggested that the
into a pole in westmoreland county, northeastern virginia. unclear whether or not buth would play tonight, he has takenarned the field to warm up with his team. is not clear if he will be play against the patriots. that is up to the coaches. a virginia woman is behind accused of abandoning her younger daughter in the woods. authorities say she let her daughter in a swampy area. s only three days-one week was found by a person walking in the woods. she is now facing child neglect charges. the baby was not hurt. switching to the weather now. a real change from yesterday. a possibility of frost in some places. crossed advisory for the frost orning of -- the early morning hours of monday. winchester now is 61. satellite and radar, yesterday a showers that passed on by d front that col on through. skies are clearing out nicely this evening. is the process advisory. morning hours of monday. we will look for a nice evening temperatures falling '60's. the big question, how long will the weather sit around and when for we see the chance showers? the extendedyou in outlook coming up. all quiet about al
, they are in the state of virginia. and that's why brianna keilar is there watching very closely what goes on with both these candidates. let's talk about the president. he's due to speak in about 45 minutes from now. and i think mitt romney is due to speak in springfield at the same time. so if the election comes down to these particular key states, is this where we'll see them and this is it? >> these are the states where we'll see them. ohio yesterday, extra have a today. and a couple things going on here. you mentioned early voting. early voting both absentee, mail-in and in-person, begins in virginia today. so no coincidence that you have barack obama and mitt romney campaigning in the state. but they're trying to cut into each other's base. where is mitt romney today? springfield, virginia right outside of washington, d.c. northern virginia, that area, is really obama territory. and here we are in virginia beach. this is not obama territory. and i think one thing that shows that is actually we're here at at the farm bureau live. the band that will be performing next here because this is a music v
mitt romney each campaign thursday in the hotly contested battleground state of virginia. both candidates attempted to court virginia's large population of military voters. in an address in the military town of virginia beach, obama called for what he termed "economic patriotism." >> during the campaign season you hear a lot about patriotism. well, you know what? it is time for an economic patriotism. in economic patriotism rooted in the belief that growing our economy begins with a strong and thriving middle class. >> mitt romney spoke at an american legion hall in springfield, virginia, not far from the pentagon. romney criticized obama over potential defense cuts and vowed to maintain u.s. military power. >> we're going to make sure to restore the principles this nation was built upon a freedom and opportunity and restore our economy and put people back to work, get rising take-home pay again. we're going to make sure we of the military that a second to none. i will do those things. i look forward to being able to keep the station strong. i make that commitment to you. i nee
told voters in one u.s. state that if you help us win here, we win the whole enchilada. does virginia hold the key to victory for the president or governor romney? an in-depth look at the contest in the old dominion state. that and breaking news as the second hour of "happening now" starts right now. jon: the long-awaited watchdog report on operation and furious hailed on capitol hill as a step in the right direction. welcome the second hour of "happening now" on this thursday, i'm jon scott. i'm i'm and i'm in for jenna lee. the house oversight committee taking testimony from the inspector general for the justice department. chairman darrell issa saying the ig's report confirms what his committee has known or -- for some time, that the justice department let the country down. disregarding public safety. two of those guns found at the scene of a shootout that killed u.s. border patrol agent brian terry. chief washington correspondent james rosen joins us live on capitol hill with more. james? >> reporter: iew ma, good afternoon. republican lawmakers have been using the hearing princip
is community members gather to remember a well-known family dead in their virginia home. this comes as many questions remain unanswered this morning. news 4's melissa mollet joins us live from herndon now with the latest on the investigation. melissa, good morning. >> good morning to you, aaron. that's right. we just spoke with investigators. they say the bodies have been removed from the home here in herndon, and the autopsies are scheduled forred today. investigators will be back out here again this morning. they were out here 15 hours from yesterday at noon until early this morning. we'll be back out here in just a little while. one officer has been out here on the scene since about midnight, just keeping this scene secure. they are still not saying at this point what they think happened to this family. take a look at things from out here yesterday. we know a mother and father and two teenage boys lived in the house. when the mother didn't show up for the work on monday and tuesday, a co-worker called police. they say there is no threat to the community. though the families' identities h
at virginia tech, the most significant crime in the history of the state, and i had just landed in japan on a trade mission, and i got on a plane and flew back, and i spent time dealing with the breeding members of that community, and i said we would put in place a panel of people that have no connection to virginia tech, and we will have them turn it upside down so we can minimize the chance that anything like that will ever happen again. we can't prevent it but question minimize that chance. things that might have happened at ni college campus. but it required us to make significant changes to the health law, changes to campus security. there are things that went wrong. we dug into them. we found them and we fixed them to the best of our. -- our ability. >> as you take a minute, is this a broader issue with the obama's response to arab spring? >> in some regards yes. let me first take a moment and commend tim as i have before in his leadership on after -- after the tragedy on april 16th at virginia tech. as we learned from what we wrong and improved the safety of our colleges. tim, i c
of four found dead in their herndon, virginia, home will begin in just over an hour. late this afternoon police identified the family. they believe 52-year-old albert peterson shot and killed his wife, kathy, and their two sons, matthew and christopher. they were all discovered at the home on point rider lane yesterday. the family was found after the parents didn't show up to work for two days. the tragedy has made it difficult for a lot of local families. jackie bensen will have a report with more on how parents can deal with that coming up in our next half hour. >>> a maryland family could be homeless tonight after this car came crashing through the side of their house. this is on olney mill road. the car plowed through the garage, landing in the dining room. the driver was 70 years old and was taken to the hospital, but is expected to be fine. police say he didn't live at the home but the husband and wife who did live there were there at the time but they were not injured. building inspectors are examining the house to see if it is safe enough to be inhabited. >>> in just about two mo
if you're traveling in virginia. an accident involving an overturned vehicle. this is along vint hill road. please be aware if you're making your commute. traveling on i-270 eastbound. we have report of an accident in that area. still seeing delays. i-270, slow from 85 all the way down to clarksburg road. that's where the road opens up and looks pretty good right now as you make your way to rockville. let's head over to d.c., new york avenue at north capitol, starting to get volume but not seeing any accidents in the district. eun, over to you. >> danella, thank you. >>> 6:02 now. a week ago there was news of joy, and it's now turned to heartbreak. this morning we're waiting to learn just what caused the panda cub from the national zoo to die. megan mcgrath is live. >> reporter: good morning. we are expecting preliminary results from the animal autopsy that was performed. they've got a press conference scheduled for 10:00 a.m. this morning. again, we're expecting to learn more about exactly what may have killed the cub. just a very, very sad day here at the national zoo. of course, th
mob. the president and governor romney again battling out in the same state today. this time, virginia, where the poll shows it could go either way on election day. the nfl's real referees, at long last, finally ready for some football after weeks of blown calls and furious fans they will get on the field tonight. that is all ahead unless breaking news changes everything. this is "studio b." first from fox at 3:00 in new york city, the israeli prime minister binyamin netanyahu says the hour is late, very late to stop iran from becoming a nuclear threat. >> the iranian nuclear calendar doesn't take time out for anyone or for anything. i speak about it now because when it comes to the survival of my country it is not only my right to speak, it's my duty to speak. >>shepard: he spoke at u.n. in new york. he said international leaders would want to preserve world peace must address the issue. he says israel is in discussions with the united states regarding the path forward. he pushed for a red line to stop iran, which he says will have what it needs to build a nuclear weapon by next summe
in the virginia senate race. they say it is a tossup between tim kaine and george allen. they met in an hour-long debate moderated by david gregory. two more debates scheduled for october. >> good afternoon. welcome to the virginia senatorial debate between democrat tim kane, and republican george allen, hosted by the fairfax county chamber of commerce. i am david gregory. moderator of me to the press and today's debate. i want to begin by covering the rules of today's event. the event will last one hour and again with two opening statements from each candidate. we will pose questions directly to the candidate. the questions were determined by the panelists. i am not been received by the candidate or reviewed by the fairfax chamber. each candidate will have one minute and 30 seconds to respond. and the candidate answering first will have an additional one minute rebuttal. i would like to reserve the right to follow up with some questions as i see it as the moderator. we will conclude with a two minute closing statement from each candidate. there's a timekeeper in the front row. i want to wel
, anywhere from five to eight points in virginia. that's where the two candidates will be today. romney is writing off all the battleground polling putting the president in the lead. he did so specifically yesterday on abc. take a listen. >> i'm very please wtd some polls. less so with other polls. but frankly at this early stage, polls go up, polls go down. i don't expect to get 100% of the vote. i know i'm not going to bet 100%. i hope to get 50 plus percent and make sure that i become the next president. >> as we look at this realistically, 40 days to go, we have gallup daily tracking putting romney within four points of the margin of error. the romney campaign and the republican super pacs have only just begun unleashing its ma massive campaign cash. can romney use the debates, use all of that money in reserve to reverse his fortunes going forward? >> well, we don't put much stock in polls, good or bad, at this point, particularly 40 days out. we are coming in to the debater isries in which we know that americans really start to focus more in a more laser like way on the choice that
to virginia, the state that could be the must-win in november. joining us now, chris cillizza, managing editor of post and peter alexander following the romney campaign. welcome to both. chris, first of all, how important is virginia? they've gone, both from ohio to virginia. they seem to be tag teaming it, the two weekends. >> reporter: yeah, i would say, draa, we've talked about this, the visits, where they spend their time is so carefully calibrated to spend it in media markets and states that they absolutely need. ohio, mitt romney, i think needs and is behind. virginia, i think mitt romney mitt romney needs and is behind. one thing to remember about virginia a state, before barack obama won in 2008 everybody the last democratic presidential candidate come win it was lyndon johnson in 1964. it's remarkable that we're talking about virginia in the terms that we are. there's been a big demographic shift with northern virginia a big democratic population. it is remarkable, it's a place where barack obama deserves credit for expanding what was the democratic map in the early 2000s
. digging deeper into the battleground states. when virginia delegates cast their ballots at the convention, the vote will be unanimous. the state has voted republican seven times in the last eight elections, except 2008. will president obama take it again or will voters return to the gop? also, a raging wildfire in the hills above los angeles. a live update on what's happening there jon: your election headquarters. taking a look at the key battleground states that could make or break this white house race this time around. today we are looking at virginia. folks in virginia have been reliably republican for a long, long time, except last time around when they voted for president obama in 2008. if you take a look at the stats, virginia, a key prize this time around. oh electoral votes of 13 of them in virginia. the economy looking pretty good right now. that is part of the reason that both campaigns want to claim the state. 5.9% unemployment in virginia. much better than the national average. in terms of the history, president obama has been there seven times. this campaign season, mitt rom
states. dueling campaign events in the same political battleground of virginia. governor romney and president obama both expected to speak there shortly. plus the obama administration insists sanctions are working to keep iran's nuclear ambitions in check. others have serious doubts. what happens if the doubters are right? in the race for the white house do the polls paint a fair picture? is there media bias? our "news watch" panel weighs in. all new, all live is "happening now." jon: welcoming jenna lee back from italy. i have hope you had a good --. jenna: our friends maya and pat had an amazing wedding. congratulations to them. back to work today. jon: big day on the campaign trail for the candidates today. we have every angle covered. touchdown tore football fans. i'm jon scott. jenna: i'm jenna lee. first the headline today is that the strike is over. the nfl and the referees union reaching what some are describing as a tentative labor agreement. we'll see if it sticks. this after one of the most tumultuous starts to any starting professional sports season we've seen in rec
as the president's team. martha: there is early voting happening soon in virginia. we find that to be the center of the pitical universe for both of these campaigns. both are holding events. governor mitt romney attends a rally in springfield while president obama makes remarks today in virginia beach. 13 electoral votes in virginia up for grabs. president obama took that state, first time in a long time a democrat had done that. republicans trying to win it back on the road to 270. bill: watch virginia. we'll be there in couple weeks. talked about ohio yesterday. in the meantime we're just getting started. small business owners speaking out about their future and their plans. what they are saying what they would and would not do in today's economy and who is to blame for it. that is coming up. martha: serious concerns about possible flawed polling in the race for the white house. the critics argue the polls may be skewed in the president's favor. we'll break this down when we come back. >> look, it was not easy to dig out the numbers. they're not printed in the pages of new york tiles. you have
take the race for the white house to the key state of virginia today. >>> mona lisa 1.0. there's evidence that leonardo davinci created the original version of the iconic paint this this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, september 27, 2012. good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. when the baltimore ravens and cleveland browns take the field tonight the nfl's regular officiating crews will be calling the game. at the stroke of midnight the league and referees ended a three month lockout of the officials. the deal was struck after two days of marathon negotiations and controversial call to the end of monday night's game. after a series of miscalls, run ins with coaches and players, and on field confusion, the nfl referees are heading to the sideline. the league and officials union agreed on a tentative eight year contract that will put the normal officiating crews back on field. goodell said we look forward to having the finest officials in sports back on field. now it's time to put the focus back on the teams and players where it belongs. >> green bay will ha
's virginia where both men targeted the same group of voters. let's walk over to cnn's naon political correspondent jim acosta who's been out on the campaign trail wahingt' going . another dramatic da. virginia, virginia, virginia. pretty important place. >> that's right. a rare visit to washington for me. but it's good to be home, wolf. all politics is local. so it was no surprise to hear both candidates hit on national security themes today in their speeches in virginia. but the state is much bigger than that. it's really a republican firewall for mitt romney. in battleground virginia, both president obama and mitt romney pulled out the heavy artillery before a group of veterans, romney slammed the president for the massive defense cuts part of the fiscal cliff coming at the end of the year. >> it is still a troubled and dangerous world. and the idea of cutting our military commitment by a trillion dollars over this decade is unthinkable. and devastating. and when i become president of the united states, we will stop it. i will not cut our commitment to our military. >> the presiden
it. >> presint obama also in virginia, near the naval base. the heart of the military establishment in the tidr. know, during campaign season, you always hear a lot about patriotism. well, you know what? it's time for a new economic patriotism. an economic patriotism rooted in the beliefhatrowi our ecyinh strong and thriving middle class. >> at the u.n., israel's prime minister is about to speak today with an ultimatum to iran. a day after iran's president denounce military threated from israel in s speech to the general assembly. >>> plus -- done deal. the replacements gke r nfdefers rike deal to end the lockout. >>> and magna what? britain's prime minister david cameron flunks british history when letterman asks him to explain what magna carta means in english. er tla m - >>ou're testing me. >> it would be good if you knew this. >> it would. >> there's that latin. good day. i'm andrea mitchell le in new york. waiting for israel's prime miertais tat u. genal aembly any moment now. joining me first, former u.s. ambassador to israel, dennis ross, who held top jobs in middle east poli
can't tell you how great it is to see such a terrific crowd on this hot day in richmond, virginia. virginia is going to go. we're going to win. now i have a really distinct honor and pleasure today to introduce to you not only just a colleague, but a very, very dear friend. now, i've had the pleasure and honor of knowing paul ryan for over a decade now. and i have had the experience of knowing him when he works and when he works and when he works. because i tell you, he can play a little, but he's a hard worker. this guy when i first met him, we served on the ways and means committee together. this is the committee that's central to trying to get our economy going and get back to work. paul ryan -- paul ryan since he came to washington was dedicated for the right reasons, for the right cause, not just for himself but for the people he represents to turn this country around and to take america back. now, diana and i have had the pleasure of getting to know his lovely wife, janna who in her own right is an accomplished partner for paul and her beautiful family liza, sam, and charlie
, the state is virginia. it is the third time this week they have held two rallies in the same state. yesterday it was in ohio. today they jumped in areas their parties lost in 2008. the president was in virginia beach which senator john mccain won by 1,000 votes. governor mitt romney spoke to veterans in northern virginia where president obama easily beat senator john mccain. the 13 electoral votes virginia used to be a sure thing. that changed four years ago with president obama the first hopeful to win that state in 40 years from the democrats. the latest polls give the president a slight edge. the real clear politics average has him leading governor romney by 4.5 points. most rates show the race in the margin of error. john roberts is live in springfield, virginia. john, governor romney today focused on the military and veterans in that area. >>reporter: he is working hard to put this back into the red column, talking to a group at the men legion post today. he told them about the potential effect of defense cuts in the looming sequestration saying it could result in the loss of
. the problem for romney is if he est simile one state away from a win. it's not a florida or virginia. he's a wisconsin away, a nevada away. that's the real problem here. the romney campaign needs ohio back. like this line yestday, they keisd t hmer ones >> he's got one new idea. i admit this. he has one thing he did not do in his first four years he said he's going to do in the next four years which is to raise taxes. is there anybody who thinks onising taxes will help growhe >>no. >> ryan's expression back there when he looks over at portman, kind of intriguing. it would be curious what a thought bubble would be going on over there. but it's a little bitf a change for romney. est rsi t n been accusing t citing increases, i thinking about the health care law, et cetera. a romney adviser put out a memo yesterday explaining how capital gains are taxed. as they say, if you're explaining how capital gains are taxed, not jt calling for different ways ofowering th, ifou sein to explain it, you're losing. romney has also tried to make china a boogeyman and he did it again in ohio yesterday. >>
was then and present in baghdad imprisoned in kuwait, and in virginia where he was kept for nine months in isolation and subjected to severe abuse. the u.n. special rapporteur for torture one mendez investigated and formally found against the united states. hillary clinton spokesman resigned bradley manning signs for all-star, soldier, and patriot, was degraded, abused, and psychologically tortured by his own government. he was charged with the death penalty sentence. these things happen to him as the u.s. government tried to break him, to force him to testify against wikileaks and me. as of today, bradley manning has been detained without trial for 866 days. the legal maximum in the u.s. military is 120 days. the u.s. in ministration has been trying to direct a national regime of secrecy, a national regime of -- or any government employee revealing sensitive information to me organization can be sentenced to death, life imprisonment, or espionage. and journalists from the media organization with them. we should not underestimate the scale of the investigation which has happened in to wikileaks. i o
? was it distraction? or was it something else? virginia state police, they're investigating. live in fauquier county, pat collins, news4. >>> investigators are trying to figure out what led to a crash between a school bus and an s r. four children went to a hospital. they were all in elementary school. they had minor injuries. it happened this morning. paramedics also took two people from the suv to the hospital. everyone expected to be okay now. it happened at maryland avenue and great falls road. it shut down traffic in that area for part of the morning commute. >>> politics now. president obama will go to the united nations tomorrow. he'll focus on the wave of anti-american violence that he has called a bump in the road. mitt romney today argued that the violence is more than a bump, it's a crisis and said he would have managed it better. steve handelsman is on capitol hill now with more on this. >> reporter: good evening. running for re-election, president obama is trying to reduce the public perception of a middle east crisis. and a u.s.-israeli controversy. president obama headed to new york w
are the criteria for those strikes? is a pattern of life. it is what a drone operator in nevada or virginia or wherever that person may be seized on a video screen and what he or she believes constitute activity tha tis a threat to the united states in a situation where a person cannot be arrested, etc. that is the basis. that basis has not been made express. that basis has led to many civilian deaths. we have a lot of reasoning to question what the president has said and that laws are being complied with. one of our principal recommendations is that all the information available the provided. this is something that has to be emphasized. "the new york times" reported in may of this year that the administration considers that all adult males killed in drone strikes are combatants. think about that for a minute. what it authorizes authorities to do is to kill first, knowing that who is killed afterward will be turned in combat and unless there is evidence of that person's innocence. i think that fact helps to explain the unreal numbers that the government has been issuing to us for months and
in the same state. today, virginia. we have fox team coverage. chief white house correspondent ed henry on the latest on economic growth. with ebegin with senior national correspondent john roberts and romney campaign in springfield, virginia. good evening, john. >> good evening, to you bret. when it comes to polls most candidates will tell you the only one that matters is taken on election day. if a poll is a snapshot in time, mitt romney has work to do. >> the hill leading to the white house remains high for mitt romney tonight. a new fox news poll showing president obama with a five-point lead nationally. 48-43%. unchanged from earlier in month and within the margin of error but a significant shift from before the convention. >> 136,000 jobs will be lost in virginia. >> if f the candidate is getting anxious, you wouldn't know it. as he hammered president obama as defense cut in looming sequestration of the american legion post. >> it's still a troubled and dangerous world. the idea of cutting our military commitment by a trillion dollars over this decade is unthinkable. and de statin
in western maryland and parts of west virginia. it is a crisp fall morning. 40s and 50s for the the most part ushed chilly -- part under chilly -- i should say clear skies. be careful out there if the kids are at the bus stop when it's still dark. that will be more common until daylight saving comes to an end and that's not till november. your 4:00 temperature 75. i'm forecasting a high of 76. so maybe 3:30, sometime in that range. by 8:00 we're back in the upper 60s with skies becoming mostly cloudy t. may get just a bit breezy this afternoon as well. mid-40s. great falls at 45. low 40s in northern loudoun county. areas in northern montgomery county like laytonsville are down to 43 with bethesda at 48. it's 45 in bowie and prince george's county and to our south alexandria this morning at 49. looking from tysons corner east, there's the glow in the eastern horizon now as we're again about 35 minutes or so -- excuse me, 45 minutes or so before sunrise. clear skies. 54. dew points in the 40s and humidity at 77%. thankfully the winds are lighter. watching a few things across the country. south
in the respective camps. >> today both men will campaign in virginia. they're trying to earn the commonwealth's 13 electoral votes. susan mcginnis has more. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney are following each other from one battleground state to another. on wednesday ohio was their target. >> you probably are aware that there's an election going on right now in ohio. >> i believe you're going to help me win ohio, i'll tell you that. >> reporter: today it's a quick flight to virginia for rallies there. >> we're a compassionate people. >> reporter: on wednesday romney tried to convey a more empathetic candidate. >> we have people who are hurting. we have people who are disabled and people who are poor. they need our help and they receive our help. we're a charitable people. >> reporter: recent polls show romney trailing the president on the question of which candidate cares about my needs. but time is running out for governor romney to change voters' minds. early voting is under way in about two dozen states. it starts today in iowa and next week in ohio. that has both campaigns stepping
. >>> mitt romney and president obama both campaigned in virginia yesterday. >> both men today are getting ready for the first presidential debate. susan mcginnis has more. >> reporter: early voting began in iowa thursday morning and voters lined up to cast their ballots. president obama's team is feeling confident that most of these early votes will be for the president. >> this many people this early in the morning really shows that there's strong support here in iowa for the president. >> reporter: but on thursday both candidates were in another battleground state. >> howis it going, virginia beach? >> reporter: president obama talked to voters in southern virginia. >> growing our economy begins with a strong and thriving middle class. >> reporter: while mitt romney talked with veterans about looming cuts to the military in the northern part of the state. >> 136,000 jobs will be lost in virginia as a result of this move. >> reporter: the candidates will spend time this weekend preparing for next week's debate ahead of the faceoff in denver, both campaigns seemed to be trying to lower ex
the pentagon in springfield, virginia, mitt romney spoke to veterans blaming president obama for the agreement with republicans to slash defense spending if there's no budget deal by january 1st. >> and the idea of cutting our military commitment by a trillion dollars over this decade is unthinkable and devastating. >> reporter: romney's polls in this battleground state look potentially devastating. he's trailing by 3 to 7 p ers percent. romney backers like dave milne are worried. >> he has to get a little more fire in the belly. >> reporter: more romney the businessman suggests soccer mom monica camera. >> he needs to bring up the economy. >> reporter: president obama was in virginia pushing an elitist image of romney in a tv ad to run here putting faces on the 47% of americans romney says he sees as dependent on government. >> i see hard working virginians, i see students trying to work their way through college. >> reporter: the president was with students who typically pay no income tax, like many soldiers. >> and a see a whole bunch of veterans who have served this country with bravery an
has died from west nile virus. virginia's health department confirmed a second death in northern virginia. the victim only described as an adult who lived in fairfax county. one person in d.c. has died from it as well d maryland has reported three cases of west nile deaths. >>> operations appear to be back to normal at disul less enter -- at dulles international airport after security officials is investigated a bomb threat around 9:00 last night. the united terminal was closed for a while. the daily parking garages were swept by authorities. no bombs were found. the flights were operational by 10:45 and the all clear was given by 11715. >>> -- by 11:15. >>> the national zoo panda's team has few clues to go on in the death of the panda cub. the cub's body showed no signs of being smothered or crushed by its mother but preliminary tests did turn up fluid in the cub's abdomen as well as abnormal liver coloring. >> this can suggest there was a liver component to the death but we won't know until we get the slides back. >> panda team is now concentrating on making sure mei xiang is o
. >>> president obama and mitt romney campaign in virginia today, their first debate next week. yesterday the candidates were in ohio going head-to-head on such issues like taxes and foreign trade. in an effort to attract working class voters. for romney it's a mission in ohio to make up ground on the president with time running out. susan mcginnis is in washington with more on this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. ohio is considered a must-win for both candidates. they've been spending so much time that governor kasich joked they should start paying taxes in the state. it illustrates how important this handful of swing states are. president obama and mitt romney are following each other from one battleground state to another. on wednesday ohio was their target. >> you probably are aware that there's an election going on right now in ohio. >> i believe you're going to help me win ohio. >> reporter: today it's a quick flight to virginia. >> we're a compassionate people. >> reporter: on wednesday romney tried to convey a more empathetic candidate. >> we have people that are hurting
over virginia, governor mitt romney was in northern virginia working on the military vote. he met with veterans in springfield at the american legion post. >> reporter: peggy fox in springfield where governor romney makes an appearance and meets local veterans at the american legion post. governor mitt romney talked of his support of defense spending hammering president obama for the job losses predicted under sequestration cuts at the end ofthe year. >> if you keep going around the world, it is still a troubled and dangerous world and the idea of cutting our military commitment by a trillion dollars over this decade is unthinkable. >> i'm very encouraged by the things i'm hearing from governor romney. as they say, the commander in chief has a responsibility to the military and veterans and he reflects that as well. >> reporter: but that's not the opinion of veteran jim dillard who represented springfield 30 years in the virginia house of delegates. >> it's president obama that's done more for veterans than practically any other president. he extended the services to spouses as
. >> welcome to maclaine virginia a suburb outside of northern virginia where real estate values maintained their worth through out the recession. that mansion selling for $14.9 million. the washington region posts of having 7 of the top ten wealthyest counties in america. it is usually spun as a feel good story in the washington area. how did this region get so wealthy? it has no natural resources. potomac river is not used for commercial navigation has no commercial factories? what gives? it's the home of the federal government. here is tim carney of the national examiner. >> ross perot used to talk about free trade from mexico and sucking sound going down to mexico. siems i think that dc is the vortex and giant sucking sound of american wealth and jobs coming in here. >> a number of lawyers lobbyists consultants and businesses gravitate to be closer to the government. in recent years hilton, vogues wagon faic all moved corporate headquarters here. here is tim carney one more time. >> why are they doing that businesses are finding out that dc the federal government controls their prosperi
three states in the new south, north carolina, virginia and florida. the six days in the midwest rust belt area are much more heavily white than these other swing states. they are much more slowly changing than the states, for example, in the new south which have a much higher level of minority voters and are changing rapidly. and, of course, the states in the southwest with a minority population particularly among hispanics is shooting up very rapidly and the states have a much more higher proportion of minority voters that are favorable to barack obama. with that in mind let's look at some of the particular swing states that are in play at this point. maybe more so than any other state, ohio seems to be the fulcrum of this election, that it's a state that is very accessible to mitt romney, a state of that obama could hold him and he holds all six of the states in the rust belt midwest area combined with only four electoral states short of victory. so critical for the romney strategy to hold a state of ohio. that's not happening at this point. at this point obama is probably up to ab
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